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Dec 14, 2014
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This week on Indy TV, the Barefoot host interviews filmmakers Helia Rasti and Jonathan Stribling-Uss about the movie Shutdown.  The two activist-documentarians were in town in July to screen the movie. The event  drew an enthusiastic crowd, and generated a lot of thought/action provoking discussion.    From the movies website:"SHUTDOWN documents a piece of the continuous struggle towards social justice. Using the March 20, 2003 occupation and disruption of the San Francisco...
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May 11, 2011
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5 9 11 select video: ted forsyth rochester.indymedia.org
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May 11, 2011
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5 9 11 select video: Ted Forsyth Rochester.Indymedia.org
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May 11, 2011
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This is a video titled 'cathy's back in her house 3'. 5 9 11 select
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5 9 11 select video: ted forsyth rochester.indymedia.org
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May 11, 2011
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This is a video titled 'cathy's back in her house 2'. 5 9 11 select
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May 11, 2011
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Bill Ayers, Education Professor and former member of the Weather Underground spoke to students and community members at SUNY Brockport on April 21, 2011. Part 2 of 3 (28:18)
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Bill Ayers, Education Professor and former member of the Weather Underground spoke to students and community members at SUNY Brockport on April 21, 2011. Part 2 of 3 (28:18)
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eremy Scahill was a guest speaker at Nazareth College on April 8. The presentation was part of Nazareth's Conference on Globalization and Culture. Scahill's most notable work is his Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Largest Mercenary Army. He recently served as an unembedded journalist in Afghanistan, writing for The Nation.
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A Press Conference was held Friday March 11, 2011 at 9 Ravenwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14619 where Catherine Lennon and her family of 11, including seven children announced they will stay in their home of 7 years. After Catherineâs husband died of cancer, their mortgage lender and government bailout recipient, Countrywide refused to renegotiate the mortgage, sending the familyâs house into foreclosure. The Lennon Family will also announced a public protest, with support of Take Back the Land...
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May 23, 2010
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2 of the co-founders of Rated F, a year old local Feminist organization, join us this week on Indy TV to talk about their work in Rochester and how you can get involved in organizing around feminist and queer issues. According to co-founder of the organization, Sady Fisher, "Rated F is a grassroots Feminist organization that primarily focuses on education around sexuality, identity and expression; and on challenging societal expectations about many of these issues. " The Rated F...
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May 18, 2010
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In this episode, our 35th, Indy TV interviews Ryan Gromkoski and Noah Wagoner about their experiences as trans men.
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May 13, 2010
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May Day in Rochester this year saw a coming together of dozens of groups for the planning a participation of a Celebration of Worker's History. Julie Shmidke, an organizer from Next Generation United opened the festivities by explaining the History of May day: "Today is the day the world celebrates the struggle of workers who won the 8 hour work day. Its a Holiday that started here in America and is celebrated all over the world, except for in America. They took it away from us years ago...
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Oct 8, 2009
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Funk the War, a demonstration to demand an end to the war in Afghanistan and for increased education funding, was violently attacked by police this evening. At least 10 people were arrested, many are still in custody right now. One of the arrestees was reported to be bleeding from her face after being tackled by two cops into the the base of a light pole, she is currently sitting in the back of a police car without access to medical attention.
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After a bit of a hiatus, Indy TV returns for our 27th episode.  In this weeks show, Local Filmaker Davy V talks about his work using video to document police brutality in the Rochester Police Department.  His award winning "RPD Exposed" came out in 2001 and was followed by "RPD: Badges of Dishonor, Corruption, and Murder" in 2003. The themes he discusses are just as relevant now, in 2009, and point to the need for people effected by Police Brutality to break the...
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Part 1 of Town Hall meeting at Rochester Museum and Science Ctr on Single Payer/ Universal Health Care.  Robin Wilt, Progressive Democrats of Genesee ValleyJeff Cohen, Founder of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)John Conyers, Author of House Bill 676- Member of House of Reps from MichiganEric Massa, Member of House of Reps NY's 29th Congressional District, Co-sponser of 676Part 2 coming soon
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8 Minute Video Synopsis of May Day Rallies and Marches in Rochester NY
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Apr 16, 2009
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April 15, 2009, Tax Day in Smugtown:3 activists were handing out educational information on Defense Spendingand Taxes in front of the IRS building on East Ave in Rochester, NY.One of the activists, EG, Climbed a Tree on East Ave, Rochester, NY in front of the  IRS building and hung a Banner which read "Cut War Spending".  Police forcibly removed EG from the Tree using Pepperspray. 4 supporters and demonstrators on the sidewalk were also arrested.This is a rough cut edit of EG's...
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When members of Rochester Indymedia attended demonstrations against the Democratic and Republican national conventions in Denver, Colorado and St. Paul,  Minneapolis late last summer, one of the striking conclusions we returned with was how the term "Anarchist" was being used by the media and law enforcement to demonize those organizing to challenge the political oligarchy represented at both conventions.  In trying to sort out how law enforcement agencies and government at the...
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Feb 23, 2009
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This week on Indy TV,  we're going to be talking about re-entry, coming out of the prison world and into society and what that experience is like.  To help us understand this reality and what's happening to people right now in Monroe County and throughout New York State is Ann Graham from Monroe County Re-entry Task Force at Catholic Family Center and Johnny Merrill, who is a volunteer in the program and who has, as a youthful offender,  spent more than twenty five years incarcerated,...
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Erin Bullock, a Fairport native who recently returned to the area, is initiating the first season of Mudcreek Farm, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Project located in Victor, NY this spring.  In this week's episode of Indy TV, Erin explains what a CSA is and how it works.   Erin began with an explanation of how CSA's are of mutual benefit to both farmers and consumers:"It's a really creative way for a farmer and a consumer to have a direct relationship with each other, so...
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     Israel's twenty-two-day attack on Gaza which left over 1,300 Palestinians dead and more than 5,000 wounded (source: democracynow.org), has brought world wide attention to the criminal occupation of Palestine.    It has also reminded us of the complete dearth of any real news we get from the corporate media on this subject.   This week on Indy TV, we invited 2 local guests who are knowledgeable and passionate about the subject of the occupation of Palestine to...
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    The New Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)  began meeting in Rochester only about 3 months ago.    In this short amount of time, several regional high school and college campuses have started chapters or have begun the process of becoming formal chapters, and a number of successful demonstrations have been organized by Rochester area SDS chapters.     The original SDS (established 1960) was the largest student movement in history, and became an iconic...
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Rochester Demonstrations against the Seige of Gaza
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   Celia Kutz was a member of the RNC Welcoming Committee, the organization that organized support for actions against the Republican National Conventions in the Twin Cities at the end of Summer 2008.  It turns out Celia is from our area and stopped by for a visit in October.      As many of our readers/ viewers know, the RNC Welcoming committee was the target of pre-emptive raids and trumped up charges by law enforcement. In this interview, Celia talks about her experience...
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Frank Lopez (aka the stimulator) , creator of submedia.tv and the show "its the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine"   joins us on Indy TV this week to explain what his show is about, how he's been able to pull it off, and some of his future projects. Frank explains his show: "The name is inspired by the song by R.E.M. with the same title.  Its end of the world news, lots of natural disasters, high oil prices, food riots.  But also news from the front...
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On Nov. 15th, in hundreds of cities across the US, protesters gathered to show frustration over the ballot initiatives that passed in Arizona, California and Florida banning same sex marriage and to send a message to state and the federal governments that marriage is a civil right that should be afforded to all citizens. In Rochester, despite it being a cold, rainy day about a 150 gay and straight people gathered outside the Monroe County building to send the message to Albany and Washington...
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Rochester, NY.  Following Election Day 2008, Rochester Against War, Rochester Students for a Democratcit Society, Campus Antiwar Network, Military Families Speak Out, and local Iraq and Afghanistan Veternas stand together to make the following statement:For nearly two years, major polls have shown that a majority of Americans want an end to the war in Iraq.  The war has not "brought democracy" to the Middle East.  It has not improved the lives of the Iraqi people, nor has it...
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In this episode of Indy TV Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, discusses the Religious Right and their influence in politics, government, the US military and public schools.  Are you concerned about the United States becoming a Theocracy, that science is being undermined by Christian fundamentalist, that 40% of science teachers limit or do not teach evolution?  If you any of these concerns or just want to learn more about about the...
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Sep 29, 2008
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Several members of Rochester Indymedia travelled to St. Paul Minneapolis to cover the demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention.  This weeks episode of Indy TV is a Video Report back  of the some of the events that took place there. 
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Rochester Indy TV interviews two organizers Helia Rasti and  Jonathan Strebling-Uss, both work with Critical Resistance a movement to abolish the prison industrial complex. This week thousands will gather in Oakland California to celebrate ten years of Critical Resistance and strategize for a future a without prisons.  The conference will be broadcast live on thousandkites.org and check out the new CR10 website.  http://www.criticalresistance.org/ "Critical...
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On September 18, 2008 in Rochester, NY, a group of concerned citizens performed street theater on the corner of Broad and Court streets.  The purpose of the protest was to  inform and educate the public about the atrocities that occurred in St. Paul at the RNC.  A recording was played highlighting a press conference and personal accounts of abuse and torture by the collective of "law enforcement" agencies, while protesters handed out literature to passersby and others acted...
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Press Conference Held on Sept 5th, in front of City Hall in St. Paul, MN. Testimony given by those arrested and detained in St. Paul during the demonstrations against the RNC
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Gene Baur, cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, stopped by RCTV for a interview while traveling around the US on a book tour. The book has reached a number of Best Seller lists. From the Jacket:"In Farm Sanctuary, Baur Provides a thought provoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk and eggs- and what each of us can do to stop the mistreatment of animals and promote compassion. he details the triumphs and the disappointments of more the...
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This week Rebecca Newberry, special projects coordinator from Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley (GAGV), joins us.  She discusses two of special projects that GAGV has taken on, Campus Out and a Queer Homeless/ Runaway documentation project, as well as many other issues.  On the use of the word "queer"  Rebecca explains:  " For older folks in the LGBT community the word "queer" stimulates this really uncomfortable negative response, because it was a hate...
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Aug 5, 2008
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This week on Indy TV, the Barefoot host interviews filmmakers Helia Rasti and Jonathan Stribling-Uss about the movie Shutdown.  The two activist-documentarians were in town in July to screen the movie. The event  drew an enthusiastic crowd, and generated a lot of thought/action provoking discussion.    From the movies website:"SHUTDOWN documents a piece of the continuous struggle towards social justice. Using the March 20, 2003 occupation and disruption of the San Francisco...
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Jul 29, 2008
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This is a video titled 'Indy TV # 11: Home Funerals'. Home Funerals
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Jul 22, 2008
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   Rochester ARM (Anti-Racism Movement) has been instrumental in the recent struggle by community members  to hold WHAM (Radio 1180) accountable  for the racist, sexist and generally derogatory remarks of Bob Lonsberry, a local right-wing radio talk show host.    But the group has been involved in a whole array of proactive programs to lead our community in the project to dismantle institutional racism throughout the past two years.  This week on our 10th week of the new...